Research Opportunities and Assistantships
Research assistants work in all phases of our research, including designing and implementing experimental paradigms, recruiting, training, and testing subjects, running the fMRI or ERP studies, behavioral, fMRI and ERP data analyses, and manuscript preparation.
As an undergraduate research assistant in the Neuropsychoimaging Group, you will gain valuable research experience that may qualify for credits towards your degree. Tasks include assisting in selected research projects involving fMRI, ERPs, and behavioral methods.
Requirements: a minimum of 1 year commitment (at least 2 full days); >3.5 GPA; and a major in a related field (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, biology, chemistry, medicine, biomedical engineering, computer sciences, etc). Note, this is only available for Junior level or higher.
As a graduate student in the Neuropsychoimaging Group, Drs. Goldstein and/or Dr. Alia-Klein will serve as your primary mentor. Methods include: structural and functional MRI, ERPs and neuropsychological testing. Methods also encompass computer science applications (machine learning with Dr. Samaras) and DNA analyses. The major focus of study is the neurobiology underlying reinforcement learning (reward processing, salience attribution) and inhibitory control in cocaine addiction, intermittent explosive disorder, and related psychopathologies of behavior and emotion regulation.
BNL Research Programs
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